Around this time last year I blogged about Toukiden: The Age of Demons for the PS Vita and we received a lot of positive feedback from many PlayStation fans here (that made us very happy!). Today we’re proud to announce that Toukiden: Kiwami is coming to PS4 and PS Vita on 27th March 2015 (in both physical and digital formats) in Europe.
Toukiden: Kiwami is double the size of the original game, so you should expect new weapons, newly discovered Oni, new Mitama (over 100 new Mitama), new Slayers, new moves, and twice as many stages.
New Slayers arrive!
Toukiden: Kiwami features both the original Toukiden: The Age of Demons story and a brand new story of roughly the same size, following on from the original. The truth will finally be revealed about the origins of the Slayers and the mysterious Council of Elders. All your favourite characters from the first title return, such as Ōka, Hayatori and the other characters from Utakata Village, while new characters such as Reki, Sōma and Horō, make their first appearance, revealing additional depths to the story.
New moves based around co-op multiplayer
One of the most popular features of Toukiden was the cooperative multiplayer mode, which allowed up to four players to join forces in the war against the Oni. This title strengthens the cooperative element further, with the introduction of a new and more powerful move than the “Destroyer”, that can only be executed in cooperation with your human or NPC allies. NPC AI has been improved for Toukiden: Kiwami, allowing you to work with smarter and more realistic allies than ever before in the war against the Oni!
New mission types
For those Slayers for whom fighting just one Oni isn’t enough, a range of new special mission types have been added. Certain Mitama and other rewards can only be acquired in these missions. Together with the collection of special materials that can only be acquired from new Oni and which can be used to create new weapons and armour, there is a host of new features in the game.
New weapons! Newly discovered Oni! New Mitama!
A wide variety of new features has been added, from more difficult mission types to new weapon types such as the “naginata,” and new battle styles. A wide variety of terrifying and deadly new Oni also appear, including the mysterious Oni of the north, Snowflame, doubling the number of Oni from the original title. In addition, the existing Oni have been strengthened with new moves, creating incredible tension on the field of battle.
Kiwami takes place three months after the battle to prevent another Awakening. The village of Utakata enjoys an uneasy peace. However, that peace is suddenly rendered rudely asunder. Hitherto unknown Oni appear from the north, ripping the defenses of the Midlands to shreds.
Here I’ve included this six-minute animation to show you a brief story for Kiwami. Note: This animation serves as an introduction to the world of Toukiden: Kiwami and does not constitute part of the game.
Oh, and one last thing: you can carry across save data from Toukiden: The Age of Demons! Yes, your save data, including weapons, armour, Mitama and progress levels, can be carried across to Toukiden: Kiwami.
That’s all for now – until the next blog post. Have a nice day everyone!